Bees have been dying at alarming rates for decades.
Beginning in 2006, U.S. Beekeepers report losing 30% of their bees during the winter. Coupled with unusually high summer losses, annual bee losses have ranged from 35-45% per year.
Why does the Health of Bees matter?
• 30% of global food production relies on pollinators to some degree
• 80% of flowering crops are pollinated by honey bees and other insects
If we do not act, honey bee health, the global food supply, a healthy ecosystem, and the economy will be adversely affected.
Honey Bee Health Coalition Initiatives:
The Coalition’s Bee Healthy Roadmap lays out specific priorities and actions that it will take to reverse these declines and improve the health of honey bees and other pollinators.
• Forage and Nutrition
• Hive Management
• Crop Pest Management
• Outreach, Education and Communication